If you are concerned that any of the waste materials produced by your project or site may pose a risk to others or to the environment, you’ll need to take a careful look into how they can be removed and disposed of.
Preston Skips offers wide-reaching skip hire Preston to Wigan and further afield across Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Our expert team has put together this article to explain what you can do when arranging the removal of hazardous waste.
1. Protect Yourself at All Times
It is important that you do not handle any waste that you believe may be hazardous unless you have experience and the correct protective equipment. When it comes to the likes of highly corrosive materials, medical waste and asbestos, you must not touch it at all.
2. Contact Your Council
Many local councils will be able to pick up and remove certain unwanted items from your site for a fee, on a pre-arranged date.
This is particularly useful for electronic items and white goods, such as televisions or fridges, that you cannot put in skips. They might inform you that they are unable to remove certain items, but they may at least be able to offer advice.
Thanks to our history of providing Greater Manchester and Lancashire-wide skip hire, from Chorley to Bolton and beyond, we have experienced a range of council approaches to waste removal and know that each local authority is quite different – so it’s worth checking with yours personally.
3. Look for Specialists
Certain types of waste – for example, used medical sharps or asbestos – can only be disposed of by experts. By looking online, you’ll be able to find the details of specialists who you can pay to visit your site and swiftly, safely and expertly remove certain items.
This is often the best way to ensure that you are following legislation and keeping everyone as safe as possible.
4. Check with Your Local Skip Hire Company
Will a skip hire company dispose of the waste you need to remove? There are strict rules surrounding items that can and cannot be placed in a skip, and those vary between service providers.
For example, some skip hire companies may not allow the disposal of plasterboard at all, while others will allow it but only as a small percentage of the overall load.
This may differ depending on whether you are considering skip hire in Leyland, Chorley or Bolton. However, Preston Skips covers that entire area and sticks to the same regulations for each neighbourhood – so, if you use us, it may be easier for you to work out what you can place in our containers, whatever your location.
The best approach is to call the company in question and discuss the matter with them. If it turns out that they are not able to remove the hazardous materials, they may at least be able to offer you some advice on how to dispose of it.
So wherever you require skip hire – Bolton, Wigan or further afield – Preston Skips will be happy to answer your questions and provide advice. If we are unable to accept certain materials, we’ll try and help you to find the right means of disposing of them.
Our specialists take the same approach wherever we’re delivering skip hire Chorley, Horwich, Bamber Bridge, Adlington or anywhere else besides – from our price range and selection of container sizes to the waste we can accept, so you can be sure to receive clear and helpful information with us regarding waste disposal, whenever you get in touch.